Moderate quake strikes eastern Indonesia
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 jolted South Sulawesi province in eastern parts of Indonesia on Thursday morning, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said, Xinhua reported.
The quake struck at 05:00 a.m. Jakarta time (2200 GMT Wednesday) with the epicenter at 163 km southeast of Bulukumba of the province and at a depth of 10 km, the agency said.
Indonesia has been conducting reconstruction in the province after the 7.6 magnitude quake on Sept. 30 killed more than 1,000 people.
The country sits on a vulnerable quake-hit zone so called the " Pacific Ring of Fire," where the meeting of two continental plates cause frequent seismic and volcanic movements.